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Title: Role of Kelvin-Helmholtz Instability In Ionospheric Phenomena
Authors: Mishra, S P
Misra, K D
Issue Date: Sep-1976
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: The role of Kelvin-Helmholtz (K-H) instability in ionospheric phenomena under the electrostatic approximation has been studied. The roles of binary collisions and the conductivity have been accounted for. An expression for the growth rate of K-H instability appropriate to the auroral ionosphere has been derived. The potentiality of K-H instability in explaining various observed auroral forms has been discussed. Some peculiar traces of barium ion clouds in the non-polar ionosphere are also suggestive of the possible role of K•H instability. The observed variations of various plasma and field parameters have been used to depict the probable role of K-H instability in the polar and non-polar ionosphere.
Page(s): 250-253
URI: http://nopr.niscair.res.in/handle/123456789/37604
ISSN: 0975-105X (Online); 0367-8393 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJRSP Vol.05(3) [September 1976]

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